Scottish Shortbread


Light and very buttery. The recipe does not make a large batch, but it's simple enough to make many batches. The recipe does not double well.

close up view of a pile of Scottish Shortbread cookies in a bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9-inch square baking dish.

  2. Blend flour, sugar, and butter until well combined; dough will be stiff. Press into the prepared dish and prick the top all over with a fork.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until pale golden brown on the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
12g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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